An extended meeting of the University Council was held at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno
The participants of the meeting summed up the results of the work in the previous academic year and determined the aims and tasks for the next year.
The extended meeting of the University Council was dedicated to the beginning of the new academic year. The event was held with the participation of the Rector of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno and honorary guests, among whom were Deputy Chairman of State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus Andrey Kovalchuk, Deputy Chairman of Grodno Regional Executive Committee Viktor Pranyuk, head of Grodno regional Customs Alexander Pihun, Chairman of Grodno regional organization of the Belarusian Trade Union of Education and Science Workers Vera Grishechko.
Irina Kiturko, Rector of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, congratulated everyone on the beginning of the new academic year and noted that it has already become a good tradition to sum up the results and determine the tasks for the new academic year within the framework of the extended meeting of the University Council.
- Thank you all for the professionalism, unity, and corporate spirit that exists at our University. The last academic year was not easy, but it proved that our University influences many important processes in the education system of the Republic. Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is one of the first to be included in various state projects. Meetings of various levels are regularly held on the basis of our University. Once again, I thank everyone who took an active part in strengthening the image of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno last academic year, – Irina Kiturko said.
Speaking about the tasks for the new academic year, Irina Kiturko drew attention to the fact that it is necessary to continue working on the implementation of the University's digital transformation strategy: this is, first of all, the expansion of the use of ICT in the educational process and the creation of a "smart" infrastructure. The Rector also noted that the student-centered approach in the learning process should remain among the priority areas of development.
– One of our main tasks is to identify, reveal and realize the potential of everyone, and this is consistent with the Mission of the university. We have created all the conditions for supporting gifted and talented students. And our task is to more actively identify such students who have ideas for their own projects, and help them in the implementation of their plans and initiatives, - Irina Kiturko said.
Among the tasks set by the rector is the creation of a concept for promoting the University in the ratings, as well as the development of a personnel policy until 2025. Irina Kiturko emphasized that the further successful development of the University depends on the personnel potential. During the report, the Rector University also outlined the main guidelines that were given at the Republican Pedagogical Council. As it was announced, in the near future we will have to reboot the education system in the country, since life itself requires new approaches from us both in teaching and in educating representatives of the new generation. All the upcoming changes will be reflected in the Concept of the development of the education system of the Republic of Belarus until 2030 – a document that was discussed during the large forum of teachers of the republic.
– We are entering the new academic year with good results of the admission campaign, - Irina Kiturko, Rector of Yanka Kupala State University, summed up her speech. – No additional recruitment was announced at our University, because motivated applicants came to us, and we fulfilled the recruitment plan completely. And it is worth noting that this year we had more budget places than in the past. And this is a certain degree of confidence from the Ministry of Education of the country.
During the meeting, Rector Irina Kiturko, as well as the guests of honor, presented the University employees with well-deserved awards for achievements in their professional activities. Students who adequately represented our country and their native Alma mater at international intellectual and sports competitions were also noted. And according to tradition, congratulations on the beginning of the new academic year and wishes of success in implementing new projects and achieving ambitious goals were addressed to all teachers and students.